|Poster:||Harry Wilson||Date:||Nov 10, 2018 9:11pm|
|Forum:||oldtimeradio||Subject:||Re: Complete Broadcast Day D-Day|
Another episode of this show, from February 17 1944, can be heard on this page:
Jeri Sullivan's singing also appears on several tracks of this 1948 album, from The Archive's great 78 collection:
Also in the 78 collection is one of the tunes that she had a hand in writing (again credited as Jeri 'Sullavan'), along with Paul Baron and Morey Amsterdam (!), The Andrews Sisters hit 'Rum And Coca-Cola':
Upon further digging, it seems that the pedigree of Rum And Coca-Cola is not so clear-cut. The melody is from a Martinicquan folk song, and the lyrics originated with the awesomely-named Trinidadian calypso singer Lord Invader. In 1948 a lawsuit returned credit for the lyrics to Invader, along with $150,000 in royalties, but Amsterdam was allowed to retain the copyright to the song.
Here's the Wikipedia article on the history of Rum And Coca-Cola:
This post was modified by Harry Wilson on 2018-11-11 05:11:29